Vodafone $40 Prepaid Combo Plus Starter Pack with 40GB - $10 @ Caltex

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Saw this while filling up today
Vodafone $40 Sim for $10 (save $30)
Poster behind counter and sims say it comes with 40gb
Looks like it’s national

When I activated it I got
Unlimited std calls and texts, 40Gb data, 500 mins to zone 1 and 100 mins to zone 2. 35 day expiry.
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Comments

  • +1 vote

    Cool. I wonder if this is the 35 day expiry too.

    • +2 votes

      Mine was when I activated it. I believe the 35 day is when you recharge on $40 or higher. Will update the top

  • +1 vote

    wonder whats the expiry date of the sim cards.

  • +1 vote

    How does prepaid work exactly?

    So if I grab one of these and activate it, I get 40GB with unlimited calling for 35 days, however what happens after 35 days?

    Do you pay some other value to refill your calling and data? Does it varry?

    Sorry totally new to prepaid.

    • +1 vote

      you might still have incoming.. you can recharge with whatever plan you like.

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        I see, so the incoming is only valid till the overall expiry of the sim yes? Also am I correct to assume you can change the plan upon every recharge? Thanks!

        • +2 votes

          It’s like a plan but you pay up front.
          So if you want the same next month you pay another $40 and get another 35 days. Or you can change to something different.
          They all have different inclusions depending on what you need. So $30 is 28 days and 30gb, and 40 is 35 days plus 40gb.

          It’s good because you’re not locked in and can change anytime, even to another provider

        • +1 vote

          1/ Your incoming calls will still work for a given set time the carrier decides ( depends on current carrier rule and type of plan/recharge amount/offer selected ) Starting from the Day your 35 day Credit expires ( usually one to six months, only Kogan as far as I know you get Zero days ).

          2/ After your 35 days are up, or any time you recharge ( some people re-charge before their 35 days are up if they are out of data for instance ), you can choose any re-charge amount and various offers/options currently available for Vodafone.

          Hope that made it a bit clearer for you, but to get up to date current and correct details ( fine print ) you will have to jump on the Vodafone website and read their Prepaid information relevant to what YOU need/want.

          Edit: Oh, and all the good info above that the kind OP is helping you and others with he wrote whilst I was slowly typing lol.

          • +1 vote

            @ozhunter68: Oh thank you so much, yeah I understand alot better now. The multiple expire dates plus different plans to chose from always threw me off, specially when something like this deal was posted and I thought it meant you would keep 10 a month etc.

            But I see now it's just a starting price and it reverts the conditions you mentioned.

            Thank you!

            • +3 votes

              @Zylam Marex: No probs, happy to share.

              Just to elaborate on what lot's of us Ozbargain sim hoppers/sim sl*ts do with these cheap first month sims/starter packs ( because you always buy the ones with the most credit/inclusions for as cheap as you can ) is we activate them each time with the new phone number provided just for the data ( to put in spare/dual sim phone ) and burn ( chuck ) the sim at the end of expiry data/data run out and activate suitable hoarded sims as needed.

              Some of us more dedicated and/or time rich people even port our Regular ( usually prepaid ) phone number over to one of these cheap sim starter packs each month ( 28-35 days or whenever you need/want service again at your choosing ), so we rarely pay more than $10 per month or so.

              After a while you get used to how the porting process works and best times/days of week to do it and feels less worrying/intimidating. You can end up saving heaps, for example I do not have ADSL/NBN where I live and for the last few years ( mainly thanks to Kogan Mobile and Vodafone ) have been getting 20GB-unlimited MOBILE 4g data ( using both multiple 4G phones hotspot and various portable 4G modems ) for my internet use at home and where I want/get signal, AND Unlimited Phone Calls/TXT etc ( often get lot's of international inclusions too depending on current offers activated at the time/month ) for between $2 to $20 a Month.

              Of course this is not perfect and pain free, but the savings ( some people can't even get ADSL/NBN yet ) are well worth it for many of us.

  • +2 votes

    Can you activate it on 365 day plan?

  • +1 vote

    rip off. Why spend $10 when you can often get similar deal from Kogan for $1

    • +2 votes

      Kogan deals are only valid for new customers or previous customers porting in after 30 days out of the Kogan system, so you still need another provider for a month or so I’m between Kogan activations…since I’ve started this sim-hoping game, the maximum I’ll spend is $10 per starter kit, so this is just within budget…😄😄

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      And if you need it now Kogan isn't an option

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      "Phoebus"

      That's hardly fair! Those super well priced 0.99C - $4.90 are mainly to get you started and have not historically being the norm.

      They may not last forever as telcos often stop offers etc, but like you I take advantage of them too and hope they keep going.

      Edit: I did not neg you :-).

  • +2 votes

    STD.. Now that's a term ive not heard used in a long time

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    Called a few Caltex around ACT (I had a spare moment lol). None recognised this deal.

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    Is this better than kogans deals?

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      Compare inclusions for yourself to suit yourself.

      Just to put it simply for most, Kogan ( for under $5 ) would/could be cheaper and more suitable for just data and TXT/Local Calls, but if you want international inclusions Vodafone would be better.

      Service wise they both use the Voda 4G network.

  • +1 vote

    Is this valid in Woolworths Caltex so you can get an extra 4c off when you spend $5 instore (spending $10 so more then enough) in addition to the normal 4c off for shopping more then $30 in a Woolworths store?

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    It's the best price if you want a sim card right now "asap". If you don't mind waiting 5 business days Kogan deal is better

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    Hmm … Would this work in a (Vodafone) pocket wifi if we just wanted the data?

    Mother still waiting … waiting … for NBN to arrive. Maybe next year?!

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    Has anyone had luck in purchasing any of these for $10 ?
    I have been calling around and not much luck in Melbourne

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      After yesterday's brief outage, I'm sure stock won't be an issue

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      I haven't been able to find any anywhere in the eastern suburbs or on the Peninsula. The staff say they've never heard of the deal. Perhaps it wasn't nationwide?

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        It seems that only Caltex stations WITHOUT Woolworths on their signs have the $10 sim cards. There are apparently not many of those around in Melbourne, and I couldn't find a way to tell without physically driving past - Caltex don't seem to publish phone numbers for individual stations.

        Last night, I chanced upon a non-Woolworths Caltex station quite a way away from where I live where I could get a $10 sim card. And they only had three in stock.

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          I've since found a Caltex Star Mart (ie non Woolworths) station in Melbourne that just got their stock today and opened the package for me.

          So, it could be that some stations haven't received their stock yet.

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      Just picked one up at North Lakes, QLD.

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    is this deal still active?

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    Hi, when I active this sim, I'll have $40 credit and can I use the credits to buy Prepaid Roaming Add-on which is $35? Thanks

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